March 2013

Downtown Bench Project

Our team became aware of MainStreet Steamboat’s “Downtown Bench Project” last month. The committee wanted new eye-catching pieces of functional art to draw individuals down to the river front of Yampa Street. The proposal called for all qualified artists, artisans, architects, interior designers, and craftspeople to design a...

Transition to Spring

To keep your furniture and home accents fresh many transition certain pieces per each season. Having just come from winter most still have the thick warm blankets, textures and deeper colors in their homes. But by replacing just a few items you can dramatically change...

We've Been Shopping! Highlights from Denver trip

Having just come back from a trip to Denver, our Interior Designer Kristin spotted plenty of great new products hitting the showroom floors for 2013. One prevalent trend was the use of steel and metal through-out finishes for tables (coffee, console, side and accent) as...

Best of the Boat

This year Vertical Arts Architecture has finally made it into the ranks in the local Steamboat “Best of the Boat” poll. This is a city-wide poll where locals and visitors vote on their favorite services in Steamboat. The list includes everything from Best Burrito, Best...

Yellow Deli

The Yellow Deli is a unique eatery in Boulder, Colorado, a product of a collaboration between Vertical Arts and the client, Commonwealth Construction. Vertical Arts has previously worked with Commonwealth Construction during the building of the Stonebridge Residence in Steamboat Springs and the relationship proved...

Sustainability Corner: Daylighting

Natural light not only gives depth and brightness to a space, but will also cut down on your energy bills! Through careful design windows and skylights can fully illuminate a space during daytime hours. Windows need to be placed strategically in order to maximize light...

Indoor Swings

Who says you have to be outside to enjoy a swing? These “indoor” applications have taken the playful activity of swinging and incorporated it into their home interiors. Maybe there is a view from your office window that overlooks a gorgeous scene. Have you ever...

Designing the Home's Entrance

The geographic location of your home plays a large part in how the entrance should be conceptualized. Mountain homes are built by those who enjoy seasonal changes, rugged geography, and Mother Nature's solitude. As such, the entrance should find a way to integrate those elements,...